Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Remnants of Sanity

Nothing creepy happened last night. Unless you count the look on my face when I tried to bind off my very first completed knitting project ever. I say completed, since I have started and frogged at least a hundred of them.




I'm very proud of it. I know it's just a big rectangle, but I didn't drop any stitches, and all the stripes are the same size. I did make a pretty big mistake in the second last row (don't ask what, it just looked wonky). Part of me wanted to cry and cry and cry, but another part of me stood up and proudly proclaimed, "Look, I'm done! Now I can figure out how to bind off!" And nobody knew the difference. And, since it was made for a very grateful 3 year old that loves anything and everything that was made for her by Mommy, I doubt she will notice. And I did figure out how to bind off....eventually.
Now, I am onto the matching hat. What the hell am I thinking? It's like getting your driver's liscense and then trying out for a NASCAR race. I am using the
Basic Hat pattern at Bev's Country Cottage. I've heard that it's easy. Ya'll better not be lying. You'll be breaking the heart of a sweet little toddler if I can't do this. I'll keep you updated. It's either gonna be great or end up here.

As to the ghosties in my house. Like I said before, I know most of ya'll think I'm nutty. And that's OK. And I really appreciate the ideas of what it might be instead of a ghost. The only problem is, this crap happens daily. And it's great to say that everything has a reason, but when you have to review the reasons for all the odd things happening in a day before going to bed each night, eventually you give up. But, as long as even a few of you think I am cuckoo in the nuckoo, then I can still go to sleep at night. For the love of Pete (whoever the hell Pete is), don't stop telling me I'm a lunatic. As soon as everyone starts telling me that I'm right, there MUST be a ghost, I'm done for. I'll be in the mental ward, filed under Babbling Idiots.
However, to the one person who called me a "crazy dumbass bitch"....ummmm. OK. I guess we're all entitled to our opinions. Just like I am entitled to delete your comment. But I did check out your blog first. You know, the one you started yesterday. The one that has one post that consisted of two pictures of not-so-dressed young ladies. The blog with the eloquent description of "pic of gurlz". Why, WHY, would you have felt the need to visit the blog of a crazy housewife who talks about kids, yarn and dishwashers? Don't you have more pics of gurlz to go drool on?

Alright, small rant. Sorry. It's over.

I renovated my blog. You like? I'm still working on a few graphics for it, but I think this look will stick. Kinda retro. I like the retro.

OH, I almost forgot! I FINALLY got my new book that I bought off of Ebay.



It's a compilation. The main reason I wanted it is the story by Lynn Kurland. I've read it before, but lost the book somewhere and I wanted to read it again. Ok, all you book snobs. I know it's a cheesey romance. I'm aware. And yes, I read them. I read a lot of things. And how is reading a romance any worse than watching a sitcom? It's fast, fun and has nothing to do with real life. And I skip the smut parts, anyway. Stop rolling your eyes, I do to. I've read hundreds of these books. There are only so many ways to descibe the act of sweet, sweet love. It gets rather repetitive. In THIS particular book, though, there's a bit of yarn porn. She works in a wedding store and never sees anything but white, so she goes home at night, opens up the trunk that has her secret yarn stash, and fondles it. Oh, I'm getting all excited just thinking about it. I may just have to curl up with my ghost tonight and read it.

7 Comments:

Blogger utenzi said...

Yarn porn, Tara? I don't know--you might be in need of an intervention here. LOL

I don't think I have the patience to do knitting. When I was pretty young I did some macrame--it was the thing to do in the early 70s--but the only crafty project I'm thinking about currently is making a beanbag chair.

11:13 AM  
Blogger scrapbookmom said...

OMG!!! I got a nasty post from a "girlie show" blog yesterday too!!!! I reported them to blogger though. Fix their little dirty mouthed wagon.

I don't think the spooky stuff is lame. I'm a believer!!

11:56 AM  
Blogger jocelyn said...

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12:11 PM  
Blogger jocelyn said...

The new blog-look is great! And, love all the stories as usual. You should be a writer! Oh, and thanks for the *snow* guy! hugs

12:13 PM  
Blogger Jewels said...

Love the new look of your blog! You're doing great on the knitting I think.
I for one would like to read all the ghostie happenings. Very intriguing.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

love the new look and graphics. Did you do them yourself?

Your knitting looks fabulous. BEWARE! It's pretty addicting!!

10:21 PM  
Blogger NS said...

The new blog looks great...I do love the retro theme.

12:57 PM  

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